What are the dining times on board your ships?

Your booking: when you book your cruise holiday, you can request  first or second seating for dinner (6.15pm or 8.30pm) and we’ll try our best to ensure you get it. You can also request your table size so we can best meet your preferences, but we can’t guarantee that.

Your seating card: you’ll find a restaurant seating card in your room, which tells you your table number and dining time.

Mealtimes are as flexible as possible - after all you are on holiday!  Breakfast is normally served between 7.15 and 10.00am, and lunch between 12.00 and 2.00pm in the main restaurants. A buffet breakfast and lunch will also be served in the Palms cafe on both Braemar and Balmoral, Braemar Garden Cafe on Black Watch, and weather permitting in the Poolside Cafe and Marquee Bar on Black Watch.

Open sitting evening dining is available on a self service basis in the Braemar Garden Cafe on board Black Watch, The Secret Garden on Boudicca, and The Palms Cafe on both Braemar and Balmoral.  On some nights we have themed dining evenings in the cafés and these may be booked in advance to secure your place; it’s well worth doing so, as they are highly popular.

If you have allergies and concerns about managing these, our Maitre d’ or Housekeeper (if it is environmental) will be happy to help you. We will always minimise allergens, but can’t guarantee complete protection against them.

Please note you won’t be able to smoke in the restaurants.

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